On June 13th, Microsoft closed the Xbox Showcase showing the new game from Arkane Studios, one of the most creative software houses in the recent videogame landscape. Redfall, this is the new project title, will be released in the summer of 2022 exclusively for Xbox Series X / S and PC, and recently the studio has unveiled some new details on characters, plot, and setting.
Redfall will be set in an island town located in an unspecified place in the United States, haunted by vampires due to a failed experiment. Redfall’s vampires are not the typical bloodsuckers of literature, but according to the official website, they are “scary and constantly evolving beings.” Players will therefore be forced to face extremely different types of enemies from each other. They will be able to do so in single-player or multiplayer, using a cooperative mode of up to four players.
As for the team, Arkane confirmed the presence of only four characters, but more may be added in the future via DLC. From left to right, we have: the marksman Jacob Boyer, a former military man with a vampire eye and a raven that follows him wherever he goes, the former engineer Layla Ellison, able to exploit telekinetic powers caused by a medical experiment he was submitted before the apocalypse, the military engineer Remi de la Rosa, a former naval member who fights with his robotic assistant Bribón, and the cryptozoologist Devinder Crousley, an aspiring inventor who fights using his distinct creations.
Arkane Studio describes Redfall as an “Arkane-style cooperative first person shooter, characterized by a passion for deep, engaging stories and open world environments that react to player choices and actions.” Players will have to complete objectives scattered around the island, collecting and customizing new gear and upgrading their hero’s rich skill tree.
“Every game we create is different from the previous ones,” explained creative co-director Ricardo Bare. “In Dishonored , stealth was key. In Prey, the gameplay was centered around physics. Mooncrash introduced roguelike elements. Despite the differences, our main focus remains on creating deep worlds and original game mechanics. And that is also true. for Redfall “.
Redfall will be released exclusively for Xbox Series X / S and PC in Summer 2022 and will be available with Game Pass on release day. More information will be revealed over the next few months.